Hastings Chiromo, Entertainment Reporter
AFRO-pop musician Shayne – real name Walter Chombe – says he is inspired by people around him.
The budding entertainer told H-Metro that his lyrics seeks to address the ‘struggles’ of the masses in their day-to-day lives.
“My inspiration is the people around me and every situation that goes by in their lives, the pain, the struggles, the tears, the smiles and all of the physical and emotional things that they experience.
“Some of the things apply to me as well and I take and break down their life experiences into a message for my music,” said Shayne.
Shayne, who recently released an album titled All 4 You, said he wants his music to be associated with the populace.
“My target in the music industry is to speak words of hope, love and endurance to the audience. I would like to become not only a household name locally, but internationally as well. My music is definitely for everyone from little children to the aged and wise,” he said.
“I am a versatile artist, songwriter and performer in the moment I have been invested in Afro Pop. I have done one albums so far,” he said.
Asked how he ventured into music, Shayne explained:
“I have been singing ever since l became conscious of the world around me. I vividly recall nights sitting around the fire after a power cut with my siblings and friends doing acapella songs, I was also in our Church choir at a younger age. Since then music has become a very significant part of my life.
“So far I have worked with music producers like Bleqboi, Leekay, Jamal NoLimits,Gangster beats, Mars Kayz madeit and Kanaboi.
“I have worked with Tocky Vibes, Andy Muridzo, R Peels, Poptain, Kanter the Janter, Mc Kampton, Madman and Boss Pumako on my singles. It’s a very wonderful journey creating my music with people who share the same passion in music as l do, it was also a learning curve to improve my work ethics and shift.”
He gave credit to people who have helped him as well as his ambitions.
“Tuff Geezy helps push my music and a lot of other people. I must say, I really appreciate all the support I’ve been getting from my fans.
“In the next few years, I see myself working with prominent artists like Tamy Moyo, Takura and Garry Mapanzure.
“I also see my self working with renowned producers like Dj Tamuka and Spirit Fingers. I hope to have achieved a greater number of audiences that relate to the message I portray in my music,” he added.
“I recently released a single with a music video titled My Love featuring Tocky Vibes and the response from my nation has been quite overwhelming and amazing. I am dropping another music video titled Gogogoi on July 17,” said Shayne.